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UoM research supports Burnham’s claim – “devolution in Manchester is working”

UoM research supports Burnham’s claim – “devolution in Manchester is working”

University of Manchester researchers have found a link between devolution in Greater Manchester and a rise in life expectancy
Exclusive: Andy Burnham confirms he’s seeking a third mayoral term

Exclusive: Andy Burnham confirms he’s seeking a third mayoral term

Exclusive: In the first instalment of MMG’s new series Under the Spotlight, Andy Burnham has confirmed he will be seeking a third term as Mayor of Greater Manchester
You may miss the magic of the £1.50 bus

You may miss the magic of the £1.50 bus

The £1.50 magic bus fare may have to be scrapped as Manchester receive half the funds expected
Clean Air Zone update: Burnham frustrated by the government

Clean Air Zone update: Burnham frustrated by the government

The GMCA and the Government are going back and forth on the clean air zone’s funding, that leaves Andy Burnham frustrated.
Manchester’s Clean Air Policy may be changed

Manchester’s Clean Air Policy may be changed

Given the changes in the vehicle market, the GMCA may have to reconsider their Clean Air policy or look for more funds.
Government housing proposals not green enough say Greater Manchester Authorities

Government housing proposals not green enough say Greater Manchester Authorities

The governments proposed building regulations will not allow local authorities to set higher standards of energy efficiency beyond the mandated level
GMCA commit to making Manchester a world leading city for STEM

GMCA commit to making Manchester a world leading city for STEM

In turn, the agreement will help residents of Greater Manchester allowing them to benefit from a wider range of job prospects and skilled STEM workers in the city
Greater Manchester named a top global region in tackling climate change

Greater Manchester named a top global region in tackling climate change

The 2018 list, compiled by charity Carbon Disclosure Project, names Greater Manchester as one of just 43 cities that scored the highest for their responses to climate change
GMCA agree official day of commemoration for Srebrenica victims

GMCA agree official day of commemoration for Srebrenica victims

GMCA have announced a series of events to mark the 25th anniversary of the genocide
Burnham calls on government to sustain funding for cycling and walking

Burnham calls on government to sustain funding for cycling and walking

Currently, around 1% of the Department for Transport’s budget is allocated to cycling and walking
Rally to protect Manchester’s green sites draws thousands

Rally to protect Manchester’s green sites draws thousands

Proposals for new housing has received backlash due to the threat to Manchester’s green spaces
UoM’s impact on local community praised in new report

UoM’s impact on local community praised in new report

The University of Manchester’s impact on the local community has been praised by a new report from the Civic University Commission
Number of rough sleepers in Manchester has fallen

Number of rough sleepers in Manchester has fallen

New government statistics show a decrease for the first time since 2010, although the closure of a flagship shelter looms large
Deputy Mayor brands government promises ‘meaningless’

Deputy Mayor brands government promises ‘meaningless’

New crime figures released by the Home Office show that police recorded crime in Greater Manchester has increased by 8% in the 12 months to September 2018, compared to 5% nationally
‘How much worse can it get?’ – local businesses struggle to plan for a Fallowfield without students

‘How much worse can it get?’ – local businesses struggle to plan for a Fallowfield without students

Business owners across Fallowfield are being forced to plan for a future without a bustling student population, and many fear for the negative impact it will have on not only individual businesses, but the area as a whole. As the latest State of the City Report has alluded to, the Council’s plans to move a […]
Poorest families in Greater Manchester hit by ‘poverty premium’

Poorest families in Greater Manchester hit by ‘poverty premium’

Research reveals that poor families in Greater Manchester might be paying a substantial amount more for goods and services than their richer counterparts
In Conversation With: Fatima Abid, General Secretary of the Students’ Union

In Conversation With: Fatima Abid, General Secretary of the Students’ Union

Fatima Abid talks all things student politics, buses, and how you can change the world around you
Scheme launched to provide a bed for every rough sleeper in Greater Manchester

Scheme launched to provide a bed for every rough sleeper in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester launch scheme ‘A Bed Every Night’ campaign, which aims to provide shelter for an estimated 500 rough sleepers
Who’s Helping the Homeless?

Who’s Helping the Homeless?

Manchester is known internationally as one of the UK’s best places to live, a reputation that locals and students alike will never tire of flaunting. Buzzing nightlife, expansive shopping centres and an ever-rising skyline all show off the best Manchester has to offer, but in stark contrast to this the issues of rough sleeping and […]

Students’ Union unveils living wage plaque

All Students’ Union employees earn at least the “real living wage” of £8.75

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